ESPN and NBA champion Paul Pierce have split after the basketball star shared a video on social media showing him smoking and drinking with half-dressed women, several sources familiar with the situation told NBC. News.
The split comes after Pierce posted the inappropriate video on his Instagram Live over the weekend. ESPN, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company, declined to comment.
Pierce, who spent most of his 19-season NBA career with the Boston Celtics, worked for ESPN as an analyst on “NBA Countdown” and was frequently featured on “The Jump” with the host. Rachel Nichols. Pierce, 43, is married with three children.
As news of Pierce’s ousting began to emerge on Monday, he posted a video on Twitter of him laughing. “Big things to come soon stay tuned, be sure to smile #Truthshallsetufree”He wrote, referring to his nickname“ The Truth ”.
On Instagram, he posted a video thanking his “supporters” and “haters”.
“Bigger and better things are coming, baby,” Pierce said. “Fall twice, get up three times. Don’t forget to smile.”
Pierce, in fact, may not be out of work for a long time. Shortly after news of ESPN’s downfall was announced, Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy appeared to recruit him on Twitter for his sports and pop culture blog.